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    Chimes?

    We're in Mid-levels. Today we had chimes broadcast through some PA system at 5pm and 5.30pm. I'm sure we haven't heard them before. Some kind of curfew? (there was a kind of system in place in Japan for schoolkids but it was throughout the year, this is new to us here we think!)


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    Are you near a school?


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    Yes we are near a couple


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    That's the chimes for the schoolkids to start getting ready for Wanchai Schoolkid night

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    ...at Trafalgar


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    Public announcements Sai Ying Pun?

    I have recently arrived in HK - Park Road/Bonham Road and have been hearing long drawn out public announcements in the afternoon/ early evening. It sounds rather like the public propoganda that you used to get in China but since I can't understand the Cantonese it could also be an annoucment for Pizza Hut? Any ideas anyone?
    By the way, the sound is so muffled I doubt that locals could hear it clearly either, but that might be my location.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SuelinB:
    I have recently arrived in HK - Park Road/Bonham Road and have been hearing long drawn out public announcements in the afternoon/ early evening. It sounds rather like the public propoganda that you used to get in China but since I can't understand the Cantonese it could also be an annoucment for Pizza Hut? Any ideas anyone?
    By the way, the sound is so muffled I doubt that locals could hear it clearly either, but that might be my location.

    You still get the propaganda announcements in China. People are more open in ignoring them though - or trying to muffle the speakers on hard sleeper trains.

    In Hong Kong, you might have been hearing electioneering for the District Council elections in early November. I know they have started leafleting near me. They often target office workers as they finish work and head home.

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    But noone knows what the chimes are for? I know the evenings are slowly getting darker...We got them in Tokyo around sunset for the kids to either be at home, or have a valid reason for being out, or with an adult. Or so we were told!


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    prolly the guy advertising his knife sharpening service or it's because of the upcoming district elections in November and candidates are campaigning